Mahler Symphony No. 4

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Original Recording Format: DXD

Throughout his life, Gustav Mahler grappled with existential questions which were a source of both torment and inspiration for him. Perhaps the most important of these involved the existence of an afterlife, a theme which informs his first four symphonies to varying degrees, and which helps explain why Mahler considered his Symphony No. 4 from 1900 to be the conclusion of a ‘fully self-contained tetra- logy’. Despite Mahler’s doubts, bouts of writer’s block, changes of course in midstream and his reservations about written programmes, the overarching themes of the works in question are as clear as day. While the First Symphony was about suffering, death and transcendence, the Second about the possibility of resurrection after death and the Third about an order of living beings in nature and the cosmos as created by God, the Fourth focuses on the opposition between earthly life and paradise.

 

Tracklist

1.
Bedachtig. Nicht eilen - Recht gemachlich
17:17
2.
In gemachlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
10:22
3.
Ruhevoll (poco adagio)
20:48
4.
Sehr behaglich
09:29

Total time: 00:57:56

Additional information

Label

SKU

RCO18004

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Polyhymnia International

Mastering Room

Grimm Audio, B&W Nautilus

Notes

We are pleased to announce the availability of this release in DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256, as well as the original DXD recorded release.  These higher resolution DSD bitrates were produced from the original DXD recording using a Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation by NativeDSD Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield.

The sonic advantage to these new Stereo DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider audio frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise.This results in allowing the listener’s DAC to use gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.

 

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Everett Porter

Recording Engineer

Everett Porter, Lauran Jurrius

Recording location

Concertgebouw Amsterdam Holland

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date May 18, 2018

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